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Golden Circle Tour with Northern Lights Experience

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Get a chance to witness the landscape and natural beauty of Iceland, as you go on a journey around the renowned Golden Circle. Cap your day off with one of the most magical phenomena, the Aurora Borealis, as the entire sky is illuminated by hues of red, purple and green!

Highlights

  • Revel in the sights of some of Iceland's finest wonders, as you embark on a tour around the Golden Circle.
  • Enjoy live commentary from a local guide, and understand the roles played by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago.
  • Witness the splendor of the Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon occurring over the Earth’s atmosphere due to solar storms and winds.
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

Iceland is well known for rich flora and fauna. The diverse landscapes have been featured in hundreds of films, magazines, and television shows. From James Bond to Game of Thrones, Iceland has continually been one of the top locations for film shoots.

Located on the juncture between two tectonic plates, the North American and the Eurasian plates, volcanic and tectonic activity is quite common in Iceland. As a result, a variety of geological formations abound in the region, such as hot springs, volcanoes, geysers and scenic waterfalls. Its geographical location also lets you catch sight of the incredible Aurora Borealis. Formed due to charged particles from the Sun entering into the top part of the Earth’s atmosphere, they form incredible patterns and shapes in the sky.

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Your Experience

The Golden Circle tour is scheduled in the morning. It will take approximately 6-7 hours. You will have between 3 to 6 hours to take a break, before going on the Northern Lights tour. It is the perfect opportunity to grab dinner.

You will begin your tour with a visit to the marvelous Gullfoss Waterfall. Playing an optical illusion, it seems as if the river end abruptly at a point. On closer examination, however, you will see that there is a deep gorge in the land, and that the water is plunging into its depths. The spray of water as it crashed onto the bottom gives the surrounding regions a mist-like and mystical appearance. Next up is the Geysir geothermal area. The sight of powerful erupting geysers makes you wonder about the forces of nature that are at work deep under the surface of the Earth. Although Geysir itself is dormant and no longer erupts, another geyser, Strokkur, is present nearby and shoots up water to heights of almost 40 meters. Next up is a visit to the Thingvellir National Park. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are continuously moving away, and you can see the rift at the Silfra fissure. The Thingvallavatn Lake can also be seen nearby, and the crystal clear water is indicative of its natural and untouched state.

At night, you will get a chance to see the Northern Lights. Depending on the weather forecast, visibility and season, there are chances that it won't be visible. As the multitude of colors light up the night sky, the variety of shades and tones are astounding. It is undoubtedly the crowning moment of your tour and will leave an unforgettable impression in your mind.

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Inclusions

  • Pick-up from hotel accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Professional guide
  • Audioguide with a choice of 10 languages on the bus -WiFi
  • Tablet computers and USB Chargers at each seat
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Exclusions

  • Drop-off to your hotel
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Know Before You Go

Tour Timings

  • 28th August to 31st September and 1st April to 15th April
    Monday to Sunday: 8 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM, 12 AM for Golden Circle and 10 PM for Northern Lights

  • 1st October to 31st March
    Monday to Sunday: 8 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM, 12 AM for Golden Circle and 9 PM for Northern Lights

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Melissa Baker
Melissa
Reviewed in June, 2018

Stunning and breathtaking

Lori Jenkins
Lori
Reviewed in June, 2018

Golden Circle in the morning and Northern Lights at night. A day beaming with perfection and beauty

Wanda Ward
Wanda
Reviewed in May, 2018

The tour guides on both tours at the Golden Circle and Northern Lights were amazing and engaging. They amde sure we enjoyed both trips to the core.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation with your Golden Circle and Northern Lights ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on your phone with a valid photo ID at the time of pick up from your hotel.

Validity
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.

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Where?

Tour starts and ends at the vicinity of your hotel, Reykjavik

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